Poker Tournaments Return to Pennsylvania and New Jersey Casinos for Fall 2021

Written By Anthony Cicali on October 6, 2021 - Last Updated on April 20, 2022
Live! Casino Philadelphia starts poker tournaments

Before COVID, the Northeast was one of the best places on the planet to be a poker tournament grinder. Between Pennsylvania casinos and Atlantic City casinos there was a major live tournament series almost every month.

Many Pennsylvania and Atlantic City poker rooms are open and PlayPennsylvania has all the up-to-date information on where the action is happening.

Poker rooms open in Pennsylvania

Poker rooms at Pennsylvania casinos been opening their doors to cash players this year. Live poker players also received good news as Wind Creek Casino reopened its poker room on Oct. 1. A brand new poker room is in the works and is scheduled to open at Wind Creek in 2022.

Here’s a look at all live poker rooms in Pennsylvania that are open and what’s happening with tournaments:

  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia (weekly tournaments)
  • Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
  • Mount Airy Casino
  • Mohegan Sun Pocono (weekly tournaments)
  • Parx Casino
  • The Meadows
  • Live! Casino Philadelphia (weekly tournaments)
  • Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino
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Fall 2021 poker tournaments in Pennsylvania

Currently Live Casino Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia and Mohegan Sun Pocono have tournaments on a weekly basis.

Live! Casino Philadelphia announces first major poker event

The poker room at Live! Casino Philadelphia is offering daily poker tournament events and has recently announced a $100,000 guaranteed event. Action begins on Thursday, October 21 at 11:15 a.m. The event will have 5 starting flights and day 2 begins on Sun Oct 24.

Live! Casino 100k guaranteed poker tournament details:

  • $450 buy-in
  • 30 minute levels
  • 100,000 start stack

Rivers Casino Philadelphia poker tournaments

Rivers Casino Philadelphia was the first casino in the state to start up the tournament action. In October they are running two special events on top of their weekly daily tournaments.

On Saturday, October 9 they will host a $350 buy-in with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool that starts at 11:15 a.m. On October 30, Rivers Philadelphia is hosting a black chip bounty Spooktober Special. This is a $235 buy-in that holds a $5,000 guarantee.

Daily events at the poker room at Rivers Casino Philadelphia include:

  • Fridays: $240 NLH Survivor – 11:15 a.m – $10,000 guarantee
  • Wednesdays: $130 NLH – 7:15 p.m. – $5,000 guarantee
  • Mondays: $130 NLH – 7:15 p.m. – $4,000 guarantee
  • Sundays: $160 NLH DeepStack – 11:15 a.m. – $5,000 guarantee

Mohegan Sun Pocono poker tournaments

Mohegan Sun Pocono is getting in on the fall poker tournament action, too. The nine-table poker room offers daily poker tournaments. Currently they host events each day except for Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Here’s a glance at their weekly tournament lineup:

  • Sundays: $100 NLH Turbo 12 p.m.
  • Mondays: $100 NLH Turbo – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: $100 NLH Turbo – 7 p.m.
  • Fridays: $100 NLH Turbo – 12 p.m.
  • $120 NLH Bounty – 7 p.m.

Poker tournaments return to Atlantic City

Atlantic City has three poker rooms that have reopened. Players can find cash game action 24/7 at the following locations

Poker tournaments are back at Borgata

Yes, poker tournaments at Borgata have returned…and check out the line. And for players searching for tournaments only it’s the only casino in NJ that has made a reemergence. Borgata reinstated weekly tournaments starting Oct 1. Currently the casino is running tournaments on Wednesday and Fridays.

Big Stack NLH Wednesdays

  • 11 a.m. start time – no guaranteed prize pools
  • $300 buy-in/25 minute levels
  • 15,000 start stack with $5 dealer add-on for 5,000 chips

Super Stack NLH Fridays

  • 11 a.m. start time – no guaranteed prize pools
  • $400 buy-in/30 minute levels
  • 20,000 start stack with $10 dealer add-on for 5,000 chips

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